18 July 2011
Worried about the increasing in-fighting rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), some youth groups in the region have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently intervene in the crisis.
The groups were disturbed that if the situation was not arrested, it would escalate and become detriment to the good intentions of government.
In an online press statement jointly signed by Sam Ebiye and John Walter, secretary general of the Watchdog of Niger Delta and President of Niger Delta Peace Movement (NDPM), respectively, they warned of grave consequences on the youth of the region if the raging crisis was not stopped.
“We find it expedient to make a call for peace in the NDDC on behalf of our region as the top officials at the echelon of the commission have gone into a fight to finish. This fight, no doubt, is not healthy for a region that has been neglected and is in dire need of development.
“The crisis in NDDC is affecting the development of our region. Projects cannot be implemented because contractors are not mobilised to site. This can only deepen the level of poverty and underdevelopment leading to insecurity again”.